Sept. Drei Tore von Superstar Lionel Messi plus ein sehenswerter Distanztreffer von Ousmane Dembélé: Barça startet furios in die Champions. Aug. Superstar erzielte aus Freistoß Tor von "Barca" in der Nach der verkorksten Fußball-WM mit Argentinien ist Lionel Messi beim FC. Mai Das sind die Leistungsdaten von Lionel Messi vom Verein FC Barcelona. Statistik über die detaillierten Leistungsdaten (Tore, Karten, usw.).
Among his contemporary peers, Messi is most often compared and contrasted with Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo , as part of an ongoing rivalry that has been compared to past sports rivalries like the Muhammad Ali — Joe Frazier rivalry in boxing, the Björn Borg — John McEnroe rivalry in tennis, and the Ayrton Senna — Alain Prost rivalry from Formula One.
As a commercial entity, Messi's marketing brand has been based exclusively on his talents and achievements as a player, in contrast to arguably more glamorous players like Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
At the start of his career, he thus mainly held sponsorship contracts with companies that employ sports-oriented marketing, such as Adidas, Pepsi , and Konami.
Messi's global popularity and influence are well documented. He was among the Time , an annual list of the world's most influential people as published by Time , in and Other events have illustrated Messi's presence in popular culture.
Since , when he was 20, Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo, a fellow native of Rosario. Diego Schwarzstein addressed Messi's growth hormone deficiency from to According to Bleacher Report 's Richard Fitzpatrick, "Schwarzstein and Messi built up a close relationship during more than four years of treatment.
Messi and Roccuzzo have three sons: Thiago born , Mateo born and Ciro born To celebrate his partner's first pregnancy, Messi placed the ball under his shirt after scoring in Argentina's 4—0 win against Ecuador on 2 June , before confirming the pregnancy in an interview two weeks later.
He announced his son's arrival on his Facebook page, writing, "Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!
Messi enjoys a close relationship with his immediate family members, particularly his mother, Celia, whose face he has tattooed on his left shoulder.
His professional affairs are largely run as a family business: Since leaving for Spain at age 13, Messi has maintained close ties to his hometown of Rosario, even preserving his distinct Rosarino accent.
He has kept ownership of his family's old house, although it has long stood empty; he maintains a penthouse apartment in an exclusive residential building for his mother, as well as a family compound just outside the city.
Once when he was in training with the national team in Buenos Aires, he made a three-hour trip by car to Rosario immediately after practice to have dinner with his family, spent the night with them, and returned to Buenos Aires the next day in time for practice.
Messi keeps in daily contact via phone and text with a small group of confidants in Rosario, most of whom were fellow members of "The Machine of '87" at Newell's Old Boys.
He currently lives in Castelldefels , a village near Barcelona. Although considered a one-club man , he has long planned to return to Rosario to end his playing career at Newell's.
He was on bad terms with the club after his transfer to Barcelona, but by their public feud had ended, with Newell's embracing their ties with Messi, even issuing a club membership card to his newborn son.
Throughout his career, Messi has been involved in charitable efforts aimed at vulnerable children, a commitment that stems in part from the medical difficulties he faced in his own childhood.
Messi has also invested in youth football in Argentina: His former youth coach at Newell's, Ernesto Vecchio, is employed by the Leo Messi Foundation as a talent scout for young players.
Messi's financial affairs came under investigation in for suspected tax evasion. An unrelated shell company in Panama, set up in , was subsequently identified as belonging to the Messis in the Panama Papers data leak.
He stood trial alongside his father on three counts of tax evasion in May While the District Attorney did not consider there to be motives to accuse Messi, the state lawyer's office became the only party that requested a punishment for him, despite his declarations that he was not aware of any of the deals that were taking place with his money.
Facing the judge, he said, "I just played football. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Messi disambiguation.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: He's a dwarf, he's too fragile, too small. But immediately you'd realise that he was born different, that he was a phenomenon and that he was going to be something impressive.
He's like a PlayStation. He can take advantage of every mistake we make. Even if he is half lame, his presence on the pitch is enough to lift us and our play in general.
That's the reality, and you have to accept it. You go around the world and people say, 'he's the top scorer for the Argentina national team.
It has been four finals, I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately, it did not happen I think this is best for everyone, firstly for me and for a lot of people that wish this.
The team has ended for me, a decision made. Even having the best player in the world was not capable of creating a competitive team.
All the decline of recent times was hidden by this unrivalled genius [Messi]". When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.
We're right up there. List of international goals scored by Lionel Messi. For a comprehensive listing of Messi's achievements, see List of career achievements by Lionel Messi.
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Messi and his parents flew from Argentina to the Catalan capital where they waited for an agreement to be struck. The signatures may have been scribbled on a napkin but they were enough to convince Messi's parents - and their son's journey could begin.
It was thanks to him and the coaches who wanted to sign me, although there were some who didn't! I'd left behind family, friends, and my country.
It was tough to start with but I managed to settle in. It would be the summer of , when he was still only 18, that the rest of Europe realised what a select few already knew.
Messi lit up the pre-season Gamper Trophy clash between Barcelona and Juventus ; prompting the Serie A side's boss Fabio Capello to ask his opposite number Frank Rijkaard if he could take the teenager on loan.
Rijkaard laughed off the idea and he and Guardiola would gently nurture their protege over the following seasons, giving Messi the springboard to reach heights few had ever seen before.
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